Andrea J. Martin
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Andrea J. Martin joined Penn State Dickinson Law as visiting assistant professor of law. Prior to joining Dickinson Law, Martin spent twelve years as a strategic legal advisor, managing business and regulatory legal affairs at Ahold, a multi-billion-dollar company. She gained diverse experience in general corporate matters and regulatory compliance, providing astute counsel and employing a pragmatic approach to law and the needs of the business.
Prior to entering business law, Professor Martin served as a special assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division of the Rhode Island Department of Attorney of General. Her main responsibilities included drafting appellate briefs and presenting compelling arguments before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Professor Martin has served on the boards of many nonprofit and community development organizations including the YMCA, Caritas House and Pink Out, Inc. She is involved in diversity and inclusion efforts and served on the Governor’s Task Force on Diversity, the Governor’s Commission on Prejudice and Bias and the Thurgood Marshall Lawyer’s Society. She also teaches legal writing in the CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) program, recently hosted by Penn State Dickinson Law, to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
Professor Martin received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, M.B.A. from Suffolk University, and B.A. in History from the University of Rhode Island. Her interests and hobbies include art history, Holocaust studies, and writing.
“Beyond Brackeen: Protecting Indian Children and Preserving Sovereignty,” (in progress)
Penn State Dickinson Law’s Antiracist Development Institute Book Series, (in progress)
Martin's Presentations and Panels
Presenter: “Beyond Brackeen: Protecting Indian Children and Preserving Sovereignty,” Association of American Law Schools’ Annual Meeting, Newer Scholars’ Writing Workshop
Speaker: Capital Area Managing Partners (CAMP) Diversity Initiative, Legal Writing Workshop
Presenter and Moderator: “The Resegregation of American Schools,” Penn State Dickinson Law, Race and Equal Protection of the Laws
CLE Presenter: “Legal Writing for First Year Associates,” Dauphin County Bar Association
Martin's Affiliations and Service to the Community
Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
Legal Writing Instructor (2021–present)